08th March 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.International Women’s Day was celebrated on 08th March. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress.
2.World Kidney Day is observed on 08th March. This year theme is “Kidneys and Women’s Health”.
3.On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) launched a portal for women entrepreneurs of India: www.udyamsakhi.org.
4.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the pan-India expansion of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme and National Nutrition Mission in Jhunjunu in Rajasthan.
5.The government launched a biodegradable sanitary napkin called ‘Suvidha’ under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).
6.The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has participated in World ATM Congress (WATMC) 2018 held at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, Spain.
7.Architect Balkrishna Doshi has won this year’s prestigious Pritzker Prize. He is the first Indian to win the award.
8.Prince Charles of Britain has appointed Indian-origin steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta as the UK’s Skill Ambassador.
9.Prakriti has been inducted as the first direct-entry combat officer in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
10.The Reserve Bank has slapped a penalty of Rs.40 lakh on SBI for not complying with its directions on detection and impounding of counterfeit notes.
11.Mumbai ranked 16th among the top 20 costliest cities in the world, according to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2018, topped by Monaco.